Code Chicago is a series of hands-on, 10-12 week mobile and web programming and design courses held at the innovation center, BLUE1647, where every participant will work with one another and join in the spirit of collaboration and learning. It is this aspect of education that we trust would resonate most with our students — and that with an open atmosphere where no question is off limits, we see interesting and inspiring thinking about how to embrace the openness of the web and mobile platform as an opportunity palette — and to really push what might seem conventionally possible with a web browser, and a mobile device having an internet connection.
Our sessions are relaxed, and our students in attendance leave being able to approach problems from multiple perspectives and skill-sets — not accepting simple technical limitations as barriers to executing on a vision. At the end of a course, students will have a strong understanding on logic and basic programming syntax and structure as well as will have designed, implemented, and deployed functional web or mobile applications.
The courses are structured to emphasize group collaboration, which is at the very heart of most modern project developments. It’s not only about Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS programming, it’s also about learning to think critically to solve problems and develop team-building skills, which will be invaluable in your future workplace. Our goal is to familiarize you with the intricacies of these programming platforms, while at the same time, fostering inspirational thinking, which will create future opportunities for you. Code Chicago is not stodgy or static; we are seeking to actively push the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and we want you to participate. We teach beginners how to create web, and mobile applications.
Code Chicago provides great value; comparable programs will cost 4 – 6 times as much. At the same time, gaining the skills and tools necessary for the development industry. Our vision is to empower you to bring your own dreams to life through coding. We want to take you far beyond simplistic “by-the-book” training and give you the tools to make an impact. Students also receive (or get to):
1. Free co-working space at BLUE1647, and access to events during their enrollment.
2. Additional help from our members that are entrepreneurs and developers.
3. Participate in “Hackathons”.
4. Develop personal relationships with our partner organizations.
5. Direct interaction from on-site instructors.
This is a flexible learning opportunity; our courses are perfect for busy professionals and students alike. Code Chicago is offering you an accessibly priced, accelerated part-time learning environment - where students are still able to have jobs and maintain their familial relationships while attending class.
Through our specialized approach to education, we have a great mix of teachers pulled directly from industry who are able to lend support and impart hands-on experience, as opposed to classes that require students to teach themselves how to program with supplemental materials using instructors as guides to help students when they're stuck or have questions. In short, we’re able to achieve the same goals as other groups, only in a much shorter amount of time.
Code Chicago’s accelerated web, and mobile training program places emphasis on developing your own web and mobile app(s), this is a perfect place to meet collaborators for future projects or even assemble your own team for a future project. Whether you're a beginner, or advancing student, you learn the importance collaboration plays in technical development, and will be confronted by certain challenges, which push you towards further developing your “strategic vision”. Upon successful completion of the program, you also become part of an Alumni Network, providing further mentorship, and job opportunities along with on-going support.
Finally, this is an investment in yourself, and your career, at a cost that is nearly impossible to pass on. The training and creative problem solving concepts you will learn will energize your ingenuity, and make you more employable. Classes require around 8-15 hours of effort per week from students in order to maximize the student’s return on their investment. Whether you’re planning on pursuing college, aiming to change your career, or want to try to forge a path on your own, our unique learning opportunities will prepare you for the road ahead by imparting tangible skills with real-world value.
Price: $2,000 (Apply) | Discounts Available
Designed for beginners, this course will teach you how to develop applications for the Android, iOS, Windows mobile etc). This 12-week training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture and you do not need to own a Mobile device to take this course. You will build foundational front-end coding skills, coupled with back-end development, and create mobile applications from scratch, developing a digital portfolio. We will ensure that our participants excel in developing cross browser applications targeting both desktop and mobile clients via responsive design. Whether you've never written code or have only dabbled, this course will introduce you to the power of programming through hands-on coding, with powerful frameworks & assignments. Concluding this course you will be a self-starter and obtain the basic knowledge base in order to create a mobile app.
Students in this class should expect to spend 8-15 hours outside of class each week doing homework & practicing the skills taught during class. Students can work in pairs, teams, or solo for homework. All students should approach learning to code while simultaneously resolving to form good practice habits. A good habit is something that you practice in regularly (e.g. daily (best), weekly). A good habit isn’t something that you intend to do. Learning to code requires commitment.
BYOL: Bring your own laptop.